Antiques Roadshow: Mobile, Ala. - Hour Two
Airs Monday, September 3, 2012 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published November 5, 2010 at 2:28 p.m., updated August 31, 2012 at 12:54 p.m.
Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.
Armed With a Colt Letter ... by Dennis Gaffney
Honestly Abe's Chairs? by Dennis Gaffney
Rare Portraits Survive Museum Blaze (In a Way) by Ben Phelan
Mardi Gras in Mobile
View this slideshow for an up-close look at costume watercolor paintings created in the early 19th century by French artist Jules Maré.
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While in Mobile, Alabama, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark Walberg and appraiser Don Cresswell visit the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island to explore why collectors flock to bird prints by artists including James Audubon.
At Mobile's Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, eagle-eyed experts spot such unusual finds as a circa 1969 jersey worn by NFL football legend Gayle Sayers when he played for the Chicago Bears; a side chair that may have graced the Lincoln White House; and a rare trio of books containing lithographs of American Indian chiefs whose portraits were painted when they came to Washington to negotiate treaties with the U.S. Department of War, valued at $70,000 to $90,000.